Lars Hendrikman has been named the new director of the University Museum of the University of Groningen. He will be taking up his new role on 1 July 2023.
Previously, Hendrikman served as Curator of Old Master Painting, Sculpture and Applied Arts at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht for fifteen years. He was a member of CODART from 2006 until 2023.
Hendrikman studied and taught art history at the University of Groningen until 2005. He is looking forward to returning to the city as director of the museum. “The University Museum is a wonderful place. I enjoy coming back to Groningen and see an important role for me at the intersection of academia and the museum field. I believe I will be able to fulfill that role well.”
Spanning four centuries, The University Museum’s collection covers the academic history of science spanning four centuries and consists of numerous objects, photographs, works of art and documents. The museum also manages the art objects on display in the historic Academy building, such as the collection of professor portraits in the Senate Chamber.